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Koto/shamisen Concertos

Koto and shamisen music has been cultivated as chamber music in their long history, however, Yoko Reikano Kimura has been performed the concertos written for koto and shamisen exploring the further potential of these instruments.

Koto Concert: Genji (composed by Daron Hagen) *String Quartet version
Premiere:
Mar 9, 2013 | Euclid Quartet(13-string koto version)
Other performance:
Feb 22, 2013 | Ciompi Quartet
Mar 5 & 9, 2014 | Freimann String Quartet

 

Koto Concerto: Genji (compsed by Daron Hagen) *Chamber Orchestra
Performance:
July 21 & 22, 2018 | Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra (Mei-An Chen, conductor)
May 10, 2014 | Prairie Ensemble Orchestra (Kevin Kelly, conductor)

 

Concertante for shakuhachi, koto, violin, cello and chamber orchestra
(composed by James Nyoraku Schlefer) *chamber orchestra
Premier (US):
Jun 27, 2015 | Texas Festival Orchestra (the Round Top Music Festival) Perry So, conductor

 

Shamisen Concerto No.1: Polaris (composed by Marty Regan)
Commissioned by Yoko Reikano Kimura
Premier:
Jan 8, 2017 | Yoko Reikano Kimura Shamisen Recital
(National Opera America Center, Recital Hall) with Taka Kigawa

 

Shamisen Concerto (composed by Katsutoshi Nagasawa) *Piano Reduction
Performance:
January 8, 2017 | Yoko Reikano Kimura Shamisen Recital
(National Opera America Center, Recital Hall) with Taka Kigawa

 

Shamisen Concerto (composed by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima) *Japanese Music Instruments Ensemble
Performance:
Oct 3, 2004 | National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, Japan